Hathloul, whose detention since 2018 has made her emblematic of the fight for women's rights in Saudi Arabia, began refusing food on Monday evening, her sister Lina al Hathloul says.
The recent investigation exposing the UAE's cyber-surveillance program fits in neatly with the country's quest to silence democratic actors across the Middle East.
The continued imprisonment of women's rights activists in Saudi Arabia is a clear sign that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's vision for reform is about optics, not change.
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